US Honours First Black Marines » John Boehner, William McDowell, Corrine Brown

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, accompanied by Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., right, presents William McDowell, Representative of the Montford Point Marines, USMC, with the Congressional Gold Medal, during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, to honor the surviving member. Montford Point Marines are the first African Americans to serve in the Marines and only 120 of the nearly 20,000 African Americans who trained at the segregated Montford Point in Camp Lejeune, NC., are still alive. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)



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